1. Music & Audio

Music & Audio Learning Guides

What better way to learn new music and audio skills than with a series of carefully crafted learning guides? Each guide is a curated selection of free tutorials designed to help you master a new skill, from arranging for strings to songwriting and composing.

With so much jargon to master in this field, you'll appreciate the guide to music and audio terms. It's perfect for beginners, and even seasoned audio pros will discover some new terms. There are dozens more guides designed to help you master all aspects of music and audio, so why not dip in and see what you can learn?

  1. How to Record Guitar

    10 Posts
    There are a thousand ways to record and mix guitars. Every guitarist has a sound and every mixing engineer has specific mixing tricks that he likes using to draw forward the true character of the guitar. In these tuts you'll find helpful guidelines about recording, EQ, compression and mixing both acoustic and electric guitars.
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  2. Side Chain Compression in Ableton Live 8

    2 Posts
    Up to Ableton Live version 6, the software didn’t include a compressor device with side chain input. Ableton Live 7 onwards introduced the new side chain enabled native compressor. The resulting effect is also called "ducking" and in this two-part tutorial we are going to explore it’s uses and demonstrate how his method can assist and enhance your mixing experience.
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